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Monitoring visit of a project funded by the Norway Grants and implemented by Aiud Penitentiary

During 11 and 13 of April 2016, The National Focal Point - Ministry of European Funds, in its capacity of Programme Operator, has conducted a monitoring visit of the project „Development / optimization of prison employees' work performance, knowledge transfer and bilateral cooperation between Aiud Penitentiary/Romania and Halden Prison/Norway" financed under the Fund for Bilateral Relations at the level of Programme RO18 - Capacity-building and Institutional Cooperation between Romanian and Norwegian Public Institutions, Local and Regional Authorities. The project has a total budget of 172.061 lei.

The visit took place during the exchange of experience event organized between the delegations of Halden Prison and the Aiud Penitentiary. It involved the presentation of Aiud Penitentiary and its working procedures from the perspective of supervision and safety measures, as well as education and social reintegration of prisoners. Discussions were also conducted on future initiatives, including a new pilot detention center based on the Halden Prison model.

Two prisoners working points have also been visited:

-          The archaeological excavations on constructions belonging to the Roman, medieval and modern period, discovered under the Museikon building. This building is also the subject of the project „MUSEIKON. New Icon Museum revitalizes a restored heritage building in Alba Iulia" financed under the Programme RO12 - "Preservation and revitalization of cultural and natural heritage", through the EEA Grants 2009- 2014;

-          specific activities in a furniture factory in Rădeşti.

 

Details: Aiud Penitentiary is the oldest detention unit in Romania, first documented in 1786, with a building section functional since that time. The Project partner, Halden Prison is the most modern prison in the world, with a total of 340 employees for 250 inmates.

Website: https://anp.gov.ro/web/penitenciarul-aiud/home

Programme Operator: Ministry of European Funds - National Focal Point